Biography Of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Age, Career, Political Life,Net Worth
In this article we discuss and share with you information about nigerian politician and a notional leader of All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we discuss about his Age, Early Life, Career, Political Career, Net Worth and pictures.
Full Name:- Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu
Nike Name:- Bola Tinubu
Date Of Birth:- 29 March 1932
Place Of Birth:- Legos
State Of Origin:- Legos State
Age:- 89 Years
Occupation:- Accountant, Politician
Spouse:- Oluremi Tinubu
Political Party:- All Progressive Congress (APC)
Preceded By:- Buba Marwa
Net Worth:- $ 300,000,00 Dollars
Who Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu who is populary known as Bola Ahmed Tinubu who his one of the oldest and most popular nigerian politician and a national leader of the All Progressive Congress.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu became the governor of Legos state from 1999 to 2007 and he has Kofoworola Bucknor Femi Pedro has his Deputy governor and he was preceded by Buba Marwa, succeeded by Babatunde Fashola.
Tinubu was born and brought up in Osun State, Nigeria. he was raised and grown up with his mother Mrs Abibatu Mogaji who was a trader and later became the Iyaloja of Legos State.
Tinubu obtain his primary and secondary school education certificate from St. Johns primary school Aroloyal legos and Children’s Home School Ibadan, south west of nigeria.
Early Background Life Of Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu who is populary known as Bola Tinubu his a great politician in nigeria. he was born on 29 March 1932 in Osun State, Nigeria.
Tinubu was raised up, grown up with his mother who was a trader that later became the Iyaloja of Legos state Mrs Abibatu Mogaji.
Education Background Of Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu attend his primary school education at Legos state nigeria in St. John’s primary school Aroloyal legos.
Tinubu movie to Ibadan south west of nigeria to attend his secondry school education in Children’s Home School in Ibadan state, nigeria.
In 1975 Tinubu went to the united state to studied first at Richared J Daley College in Chicago, lllionis, and then at graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of science of degree in Accounting.
Career Of Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu worked for the American Companies Arthur’s Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells and GTE services corporation.
In 1983 Bola Tinubu return to nigeria and joined mobile oil nigeria and later became an executive of the company.
Background Political Career Of Tinubu
In 1992 Bola Tinubu began his political career when he joined the Social Democratic Party where he was a member of the Peoples Front faction led by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and made up of other politicians such as Umaru Yar’Adua, Atiku Abubakar, Baba Gana Kingibe, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila, Magaji Abdullahi, Dapo Sarumi and Yomi Edu.
He was elected to became the Senate representing the Lagos West constituency in the short-lived Nigerian Third Republic.
Tinubu became a founding member of the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition, a group which mobilized support for the restoration of democracy and recognition of Moshood Abiola as winner of the 12 June election After the results of the 12 June 1993 presidential elections were annulled.
Reviewing the seizure of power as military head of state of General Sani Abacha Tinubu went into exile in 1994 and returned to nigeria in 1998 after the death of the military dictator, which ushered in the transition to the Fourth Nigerian Republic.
Bola Tinubu was a protege of Alliance for Democracy (AD) leaders Abraham Adesanya and Ayo Adebanjo In the run-up to the 1999 elections.
Tinubu won the AD primaries for the Lagos State governorship elections in defeating Funsho Williams and Wahab Dosunmu, a former Minister of Works and Housing. And in January 1999, Tinubu stood for the position of Governor of Lagos State on the AD ticket and was elected governor.
Tinubu As A Governor Of Legos State
In May 1999 Tinubu assumed the office and he promised 10,000 housing units for the poor with little achieved, During the eight-year period of his being in office.
Tinubu a made large investments in education in the state and also reduced the number of schools in the state by returning many schools to the already settled former owners. Tinubu also initiated new road construction, required to meet the needs of the fast-growing population of the state.
In April 2003 Tinubu, alongside a new deputy governor, Femi Pedro, won re-election into office as governor. All other states in the South West fell to the People’s Democratic Party in those elections.
Bola Tinubu was involved in a struggle with the Olusegun Obasanjo-controlled federal government over whether Lagos State had the right to create new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to meet the needs of its large population.
The controversy led to the federal government seizing funds meant for local councils in the state. During the latter part of his term in office, he was engaged in continuous clashes with PDP powers such as Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Lagos State senator who had become minister of works, and Bode George, the southwest chairman of the PDP.
Relations between Tinubu and deputy governor Femi Pedro became increasingly tense after Pedro declared his intention to run for the gubernatorial elections.
In the 2007 elections Pedro competed to become the AC candidate for governor but withdrew his name on the eve of the party nomination. He defected to the Labour Party while still keeping his position as deputy governor.
Tinubu’s tenure as Lagos State Governor ended on 29 May 2007, when his successor Babatunde Fashola of the Action Congress took office.
Tinubu Has A Politics
Following the landslide victory of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 2007 elections.
Tinubu was active in negotiations to bring together the fragmented opposition parties into a mega-party capable of challenging the PDP.
Tinubu’s negotiations in creating a Mega opposition party In February 2013. and became paid off with the merger of Nigeria’s three biggest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP (nPDP), a faction of serving governors of the then ruling People’s Democratic Party into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tinubu supported former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari In 2014 leader of the CPC faction of the APC who commanded widespread following in Northern Nigeria and had previously contested in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 presidential elections as the APC presidential candidate.
Tinubu initially wanted to become Buhari’s vice presidential candidate but later conceded for Yemi Osibanjo his ally and former commissioner of justice.
Buhari rode the APC to victory in 2015 ending the sixteen year rule of the PDP and marking the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate.
Tinubu has gone on to play an important role in the Buhari administration supporting government policies and holding onto the internal party reins.
In lieu of his long-held rumored presidential aspiration Tinubu supported Buhari’s re-election campaign defeating the PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar In 2019.
In 2020 reviewing the internal party crisis which led to the removal of Tinubu ally and party chairman Adams Oshiomole it is believed the move was to scuttle Tinubu’s presidential prospects ahead of 2023.